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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Latin Fire

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Latin Fire 

A Special Co-Presentation

 with The Elgin Symphony Orchestra 

and The Hemmens Cultural Center

Get your passports ready!  This must hear high-octane concert will transport you to Latin America!A passion-...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

City of Elgin hosting "End of Summer Bash”


The City of Elgin is hosting its "End of Summer Bash" on Friday, August 26 at Festival Park featuring a concert, food trucks and fireworks. These festivities were originally programmed for the City’s Fourth of July event.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Elgin triples its number of Pesticide Free Zones across the city

Pesticide Free Zone

The City of Elgin has expanded its number of sites designated as "Pesticide Free Zones." Synthetic pesticide applications have now been discontinued at total of approximately 26.45 acres of parkland and green space citywide.

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

‘Block Party in a Box’ rolled out to Elgin residents

block party in a box

Elgin's ‘Block Party in a Box’ (BPB) is available for reservations! The BPB is a trailer filled with all things necessary to host a block party and get to know your neighbors: tables, chairs, pop-up tents, yard games, barricades and safety signs.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Tickets for Nightmare on Chicago Street are on sale now!

Nightmare On Chicago Street 2022

Downtown Elgin will again be fortifying the city this year to keep everyone safe from the zombie menace. In order to ensure your survival, citizens are encouraged to proceed to the SAFE ZONE of Nightmare on Chicago Street on 10*22*22. 


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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Residential Water Testing Kit Program

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Residential Water Testing Kit

The City of Elgin is now offering free testing to residents who live in single family residential homes built in 1986 or earlier and who are concerned that the water in their home contains lead. 

Lead is not present in...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Inspired Elgin celebrates the arts in Elgin

Inspired Elgin

For the second year in a row, Chamber Music on the Fox teams up with the City of Elgin and Seigle Foundation to bring another fun, free, family-friendly event to celebrate the arts in Elgin. “Inspired Elgin” will take place on Septembe...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

NOTICE: Changes to Simple Recycling service

simple recycling

Simple Recycling has determined that its curbside collection business model was no longer sustainable due to increased operational costs (trucks, drivers, fuel and insurance), supply chain issues and challenges maximizing the value of materials to offset ...

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